RC Schools receive coding grants


North Carolina Superintendent Mark Johnson on Wednesday announced that 15 districts and charter schools were awarded grants totaling $400,000 via the new Coding and Mobile App Development Grant Program. The grants, which range from $10,000 to $40,000, support partnerships with local businesses to help schools develop computer science, coding and mobile app development programs for middle and high school students.

“I know from my experience working at a tech company the difficulty employers are having recruiting graduates with the appropriate technical skills,” Johnson said. “Thanks to these grants, we are better positioning students for innovative career opportunities available right now in North Carolina.”

Receiving grant awards are:

  • Asheboro City Schools: $28,900
  • Asheville Buncombe Madison Career Pathways Consortium: $40,000
  • Cumberland County Schools: $27,500
  • Dare County Schools: $25,000
  • Lenoir County Schools: $36,160
  • North East Carolina Preparatory School (Edgecombe County Charter School): $36,000
  • Perquimans County Schools: $22,500
  • Randolph County School System: $10,000
  • Rowan-Salisbury Schools: $36,000
  • Rutherford County Schools: $38,100
  • Union County Public Schools (Porter Ridge Middle and Porter Ride High): $39,992
  • Wake County Schools (Fuquay-Varina Middle and Fuquay-Varina High): $31,081
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth Schools: $28,000

Districts and schools will implement their programs this spring.